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Getting boys to read can take time

Inspiring teens to pick up a book

4:30 PM, Oct. 18, 2013
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If you were asked to imagine what a typical teenage boy does with his downtime, you'd likely envision him playing video games or using some type of electronic device. Few would picture him with his nose in a book.

As parents know, being a strong reader is an important skill for thriving in school.

"Reading teaches teens to be articulate, develops their critical thinking skills, and broadens their world view. It improves their ability to succeed in school and to prepare for college, and make them well-rounded individuals," says Gillian Dawson, teen librarian for the Brown County Library. ...

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